music that inspires me

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arrive happy!

eclectic music for fun

Music that gets me in a happy mood. especially useful if you are off to a job that makes you.. umm.. stressed. or a meeting you are a bit.. umm.. nervous about. or if you just need to switch into happiness and get things going! 

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on repeat

song I have on repeat lately

so, every once in a while i keep a few songs on repeat, and end up listening to them exclusively on the drive to work, to the grocery store, the book store.... here they are. hold on, it's an eclectic list!

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for my soul

when i need to feel my soul

there are songs that moved me through moments of grief, songs that made me share at that exact moment with people i  love. here are a few of my favorites, and they might make you cry. i know they did me.

a few of my favorite things


photo by Heather Hanson

made me think


"If you decide that you cannot beat a temptation, what you are really doing is giving yourself permission to be irresponsible."

I had never seen a temptation in this light, and at this moment decided I had more power than anything external could ever hold over me. 

this sentence was life-changing.

I've marked the entire book, and if I could share it all here I would! 

highly recommend!

Thank you Gary Zukov! 

made me think


"Dragging around guilt & self criticism is beyond unhealthy and is utterly pointless, not to mention boring. You aren't a better person for feeling guilty or bad about yourself. Just a sadder one."

isn't this a better way to think about guilt?


when I first saw this book title i was like, nah, this seems silly.


but i gave it a go, and found it laugh out loud funny and hugely inspirational, so much I bought multiple copies and gave them to my teenage triplet daughters. 


highly recommend! thank you Jen Sincero! You are a Badass!

words that move me

listen to the mustn'ts

Listen to the MUSTN'TS, child, 

listen to the DON'TS

Listen to the SHOULDN'TS


listen to the NEVER HAVES 

Then listen close to me - 

Anything can happen, child, 

ANYTHING can be.

- Shel Silverstein

photo by Heather Hanson

this bridge

This bridge will only take you halfway there. 

To those mysterious lands you long to see: 

Through gypsy camps and swirling Arab fairs

And moonlit woods where unicorns run free. 

So come and walk awhile with me and share

The twisting trails and wondrous worlds I've known. 

But this bridge will only take you halfway there - 

The last few steps you'll have to take alone. 

- Shel Silverstein

photo by Heather Hanson


Underneath my outside face

There's a face that none can see.

A little less smiley, 

A little less sure, 

but a whole lot more like me. 

- Shel Silverstein

photo by Heather Hanson

I have been fortunate in life.

below I share with you art I created during my various travels and life experiences. many have stories, some do not.

some just needed to happen. and so they did.  photography is like breathing to me...